Gweek 039: Double Fine Donkey

By Mark Frauenfelder


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Gweek is a weekly podcast where the editors and friends of Boing Boing talk about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff.

My hosts on episode 38 are Dean Putney, Boing Boing’s coding and development wizard, Rob Beschizza, Boing Boing’s managing editor (who gets cut of because he had a crappy Skype connection), and Michael Pusateri, a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney. Visit his blog, cruftbox.com.

Below is a list of the things we talked about in Gweek episode 39. (Sure, you could just click on the links below to learn about them without listening to the podcast, but then you will miss out on our discussion of a foolproof method for winning big at the horse races.)

If you enjoy Gweek, please rate it in the iTunes Store -- thanks!

201202131525The Elevation iPhone dock on Kickstarter breaks $1 million.


Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.28.40 PmA partially crowd funded sci-fi epic called Iron Sky.


Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.27.34 PmDouble Fine Adventure’s Kickstarter breaks $1m in 24 hours.


Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.32.46 PmMichael says The Wool Omnibus is terrific science fiction. Twenty 5-star ratings on Amazon and no 4-, 3-, 2-, or 1-star ratings!


Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.34.23 PmMike also recommends It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels, about a guy who presents the history of the bicycle while build his dream bike, part-by-part.


Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.39.05 Pm-1Mike explains why the new Aquaman comic book is worth reading.


Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.41.32 PmGiants Beware is a wonderful graphic novel about a tough little girl who goes after a monster that eats babies' feet, says Mark.


Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.42.35 PmDean's listening to Planet High School by Mux Mool.


Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.45.14 PmMark's listening to Lana Del Rey’s Video Games slowed to 3 hours.


Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.48.17 PmSay hi to Mike, Dean, and Mark over at Chime.in.


Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.58.39 PmDean leads us down the sometime NSFW but always fascinating The Internet K-Hole. It's the best photo book of America I've ever seen.


Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.57.38 PmThe Steam Workshop for Skyrim, is cool, says Mike.


Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.56.09 Pm-1Back when Bill Gates was an indie game developer, he co-wrote the thrilling DONKEY.BAS.Now you can play it on your iPhone.


201202131601It's easy to make your own moonshine with gear from Home Distiller!


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Published 7:00 am Tue, Feb 14, 2012

About the Author

Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE. He is editor-in-chief of Cool Tools and co-founder of Wink Books. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects


8 Responses to “Gweek 039: Double Fine Donkey”

  1. jenjen says:

    So it turns out that the slowed-down Lana del Rey track is the perfect visual accompaniment to a slow scroll of the Internet k-hole site.   Poignancy times eleven.

  2. murgatroid says:

    Episode 39 hasn’t appeared in the RSS feed (same as #38).  Trouble about…

  3. Stefan Jones says:

    Ah. Donkey. First game I played on my first IBM PC.

  4. Mark Healey says:

    Wool part 1 has popped up as a free ebook on Amazon UK today.

  5. devophill says:

    Internet K-Hole! I spent three or four days last year going through that entire site. Sometimes the number of images on the page would crash firefox but it was worth it.

  6. Ethan Hurd says:

    Why doesn’t Gweek update on my Stitcher Mobile app? I have Stitcher and I’ve tried refreshing and rebooting but Gweek only goes up to 37. Am I doing something wrong?

  7. Don Hatlestad says:

    Spoiler alert in case you want to copy the Morse code at the end yourself:

    All caps is traditional for Morse so please excuse. I didn’t recognize the puctuation mark near the beginning; maybe colon?

    SCIENCE HAS EXPLAINED NOTHING. THE MORE WE KNOW THE MORE FANTASTIC THE WORLD BECOMES AND THE PROFOUNDER THE SURROUNDING DARKNESS.

    K7OG